Applying Knowledge and Experience from
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Participant's Voices


  • Country : Cambodia
  • Forum : 54th batch (2015 Autumn Forum)
“Suosdey” (Greeting) from Cambodia Suosdey IATSS hardworking and friendly organizers, IATSS participants batch 54th It’s my honor to be part of the IATSS Forum 2015 and to be one of the representatives of Cambodia. Japan is many people’s dreamed country where there are a number of remarkable stories. I have learned some retold stories, the culture, and the aspirational characters of this nation. Though, I have always doubted what Japan is like for real. Less than a month from now, I believe, my doubt will be resolved. ASEAN integration is what we have been talking about and looking for. IATSS has been perfectly tailored for thing like this long ago. It is a platform, which brings professionals from different countries across Asia to meet and share. I am eager to learn from each and every one of them; likewise to share about my experiences related to the theme “sustainable community development” as well the unique culture of Cambodia. Communications is what I love most; thus, learning to communicate professionally and effectively in such diversified environment is what I am looking for. Working with IATSS team in Cambodia and Japan for the preparation, I found that it is very challenging meanwhile exciting. Through this, I am confident that I’ll come back with a positive turning point in my career and attitudes towards things. I am truly looking forwards to the Forum. Orkun (Thank you)
Hello fellow participants of 55th Batch. Welcome to the family of IATSS Forum and congratulations for your new exciting journey. My name is Von Sreymao (Lydia), 54th Batch participant from Cambodia. Joining IATSS Forum was one of my best experiences in life. I was amazed by how the program guided me to learn so many aspects of leadership and sustainable developement through practical experiences and a real-time conversations with practitioners, professors, experts and my professional fellow participants. I would say it’s a pack of various kinds of nutritions which help you streangten your weaknesses and broaden your knowledge. What’s more, you will make wonderful friends across ASEAN countries and you will always have a reason to visit these countries over times. :) IATSS Forum’s program is fun yet very intensive. My advice to you is it’s crucial that you go through all the preparation guidelines, complete all the assigned works, and read all documents provided for your background knowledge before you leave to Japan. To maximize your learning during the program, you need to be in presence, getting all of your attention, emotion, mind and thought into the learning process. IATSS Forum is an independent learning platform; you will need to learn amongst your fellow participants. Being grouped with a people from diversity backgrounds is a challenge, yet a unique learning opportunity. A true leader is the one who could adapt and communicate with different characters and personalities. It’s your chance to prove your leadership skills and discover your weaknesses. Observe and balance your talking-listening time, then you will understand others and most importantly your inner self. I wish you all a great journey ahead.